Throughout the Annual Meeting,
local officials can attend brief technology sessions called Tech Talks. These
sessions are designed specifically for elected officials. During these sessions,
attendees can learn about a wide range of technology topics in a short amount of
Cloud Computing with Office 365
Microsoft’s Office 365 is a
dramatically different approach toward providing city staff with the Microsoft
Office tools they need to function efficiently. Office 365 is a Web-based
platform that pairs the Office applications with cloud storage. Learn about the
benefits of Office 365 and whether it is a good fit for the city.
Does Your Website Measure Up?
A city’s website has many audiences to serve—residents, businesses and
visitors. Add to that the need to make the site accessible to those with
disabilities and functional for all users regardless of the type of device they
use. Learn why city websites should be up-to-date, accessible and
Hosted Desktop Solutions Blend Flexibility and
Limited or no IT staff? That shouldn’t hold a city back from taking
advantage of technology. With a hosted desktop solution, users can take
advantage of the cloud to access applications. City of Florence officials will
talk about the decisions behind their move to a hosted desktop solution.
Personal Digital Security
Shopping, banking, paying bills … consumers use their digital devices every
day to make their lives easier. But at what cost? Discover some simple tips that
can make online activities more secure.
Protecting City Data
City data is under attack every day. In fact, cybersecurity is the top
concern for local government IT officials across the country. Take the right
steps for protecting data by learning how to secure it and how to respond if a
breach does occur.
Protecting Law Enforcement Data
All law enforcement agencies
that access the federal Criminal Justice Information Services must have extensive
technology safeguards in place. Learn more about CJIS and what city officials
must do to protect and secure the data.
Unveiling the New Association Website
When launched in July, the
Municipal Association’s newly
redesigned website will not only be easier to use, it will be fully
functional regardless of the device used to access it. Get a tour of the new
site and hear about the nine-month journey the Association took to move its
previous site into the world of responsive design.
Aligning IT with Business Needs
Before acquiring new technology, decision makers must determine the city’s
business requirements. Do they want to provide staff access to information and
programs when away from city hall? Do residents want to pay their bills online?
Learn the questions to ask to ensure the city’s technology meets its needs.